Park Hills Country Cub
May 2023 Newsletter
Monthly newsletters are typically filled with news about Club activities and information that are positive and encouraging. This month’s edition will take a slightly different tone.
If you have been to the Club over the past month, you’ve probably noticed that the Bermuda grass on our fairways and tees has suffered some winterkill. The brown colored areas, some sizable, some small, have varying degrees of turf damage. Upon inspection, while appearing dead, many of these areas have some live turf and with proper care, will recover on their own. Unfortunately, at last inspection, it would appear that not all areas will do so. Therefore, we are preparing to take steps to reestablish the areas that will not recover in a reasonable period of time. Here’s the process:
1. Early season starter fertilizer (designed to support turf that is young
or damaged) will be applied this week.
2. More watering than would be normal this time of year will be employed.
3. Late in May, an assessment will be made on the
magnitude of the damage, and one of several choices for
re-establishment will be employed in early June.
One issue of note - a pre –warning of sorts - successful recovery and
re-establishment of the damaged area will benefit from reduced traffic. i.e., carts. Future communications from management will include requests and perhaps restrictions of cart traffic. It is our hope that request will be met with understanding and support to get Park Hills fairways back into condition as soon as possible.
As always thank you for your membership and support of Park Hills. It is truly my pleasure to be entrusted with its management.
See you “At the Club!”